Work by 18 FFA students is continuing on Hawkeye Point. The Highpointers Foundation has contributed $4,000 to the project. Individual highpointers are getting their name on a Wall of Recognition for donating $50 or more.
Students at Mike Earll’s FFA program at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School are building a campground and restoring a 90- to 100-year-old corn crib on the former farm sit. The foundation money was used to buy a
five-acre tree lot located directly north of Hawkeye Point (with an additional $3,500 community grant).
Pete Clausen volunteered some of his bulldozers, backhoes and earth-moving equipment. Osceola Rural Water has offered to provide water. Osceola County plans to donate the gravel for the roads and trailer parking. Sibley has donated a culvert for the driveway.
“There’s been a lot of different folks stepping up and lending a hand to try to make this indeed a community activity,” said Earll.
The students did 1,400-plus hours of community service work during the month.
The Westerners 4-H Club in Osceola County is working on repairing the corn crib which is the last of the original buildings on the site. A museum is planned for the crib if money becomes available.
A Wall of Recognition has been created at Hawkeye Point to recognize individuals who have contributed $50 or more toward the projects at the site. Several Highpointers Club have donated money
Donations may be sent to the Hawkeye Point project in care of Osceola County Economic Development Office, 300 Seventh St., Sibley, Iowa, 51249.
A Fourth of July picnic and concert will be held on July 3 with the picnic from 5 to 6 pm.